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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,033 works in 4,455 publications in 1 language and 51,927 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Drama  Motion pictures  Biographical films  Educational television programs  Fiction  Children's films  Hymns  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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Publications about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Publications by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Most widely held works about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
 
Most widely held works by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Barn dance! ( visu )
71 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
Roy Clark reads the featured book Barn dance about a magical time when animals hold a hoedown in the barn. Host LeVar Burton goes to an old-fashioned barn dance, learns how a fiddle is made and learns something about clogging. The reviewed books are The old banjo by Dennis Haseley, I like the music by Leah Komaiko, and Half a moon and one whole star by Crescent Dragonwagon
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( visu )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Digging up dinosaurs, by Aliki. Host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( visu )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice. Host LeVar Burton also visits a zoo to find out some surprising facts about the eating habits of goats and other animals
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 478 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Discusses chain reactions from a bowling alley, leading into the reading of the main story. Then it's off to a factory where bowling balls are made and a domino expert demonstrates how he designs chain reactons as he sets up a domino art event. Reviews: "This is the key to the kingdom" by Diane Worfolk Allison, "The house that Jack built" illustrated by Jebby Stow, and "Smart dog" by Ralph Leemis
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Bugs includes general information, jokes and descriptions of the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of common insects. Other segments include: LeVar visits Insect world: with the assistance of an entomologist LeVar discovers the uniqueness of a wide variety of bugs and insects at Cincinnati Zoo's Insect World ; See the migration of Monarch Butterflies: take a trip to the mountains in Mexico to find out where monarch butterflies go when they migrate for the winter
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, by Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits an exotic pet shop, a farm, and a livestock fair
Germs make me sick ( visu )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( visu )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by author Mary Hoffman and illustrator Caroline Binch leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Discusses surprises and disguises and presents a reading of the book, Miss Nelson is back, by Harry Allard and James Marshall. While Miss Nelson is away her students decide to create a lookalike to fool their principal. Their substitute teacher, Miss Swamp, sets things straight
The Patchwork quilt ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Children's Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams
Paul Bunyan ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan, by Steven Kellogg. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
Hill of fire ( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In a work of fiction, the birth of the Parícutin volcano is presented. Then, while at Volcano National Park in Hawaii, LeVar is only 2,000 feet from a major eruption of Kilauea Volcano. He tells about two kinds of lava and why volcanoes occur. LeVar talks to volcanologists who are studying the prediction of eruptions, and viewers learn what is inside our earth that causes volcanoes. LeVar also visits an artist--Chiu Leong--who creates raku pottery
Man's best friend by Paul O Zelinsky( visu )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Digging up dinosaurs: host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur. Mummies made in Egypt: describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt
Alistair in outer space ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Visits the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and goes on a treasure hunt through several library departments, including the Division of Maps and Globes, Book Restoration, and Film. Features the book Alistair in outer space by Marilyn Sadler, in which a fastidious little boy on his way to return his library books is captured by a spaceship and whisked into outer space. Introduces Conan the Librarian and reviews other books with related themes
Chickens aren't the only ones by Ruth Heller( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs. The featured book explains that many animals lay eggs and they are called oviparous. Other segments include: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?: LeVar goes to the Moyer Hatchery to ask the roosters & hens that question ; I'm breaking out: features a visit to an incubator room at the hatchery and a baby chick hatching from it's shell ; Loggerhead turtles: a turtle biologist joins LeVar to watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in the sand, later they return to watch the turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson. LeVar explores the plight of the many courageous immigrants who came to America filled with hopes and dreams
Liang and the magic paintbrush by Demi( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A poor boy who longs to paint is given a magic brush that brings to life whatever he pictures
Martha speaks by Susan Meddaugh( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of Susan Meddaugh's Martha speaks, in which Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. A variety of dogs also appear. Reviewed books are "My puppy is born" by Joanna Cole, "Earth hounds, as explained by Professor Xargle" by Jeanne Willis, and "The night I followed th dog" by Nina Laden
 
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Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
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